Landour Community Cookbook
Different editions and versions.
Read online Katharine (Kittu) Parker Riddle's 2003 essay titled
"The Landour Community Centre Cookbooks: From the 1920s to the 1960s and the present"

Online Index of the 1964 contributors and their recipes || See recipe for Wacky Crazy Cake
[Return to Class of 59 or WOSA] [See four covers or People reading the cookbook]
Please email me if you can provide new information about
any of the 1930, 1938, or 1946 editions.
See also 1964 || 1969 || 1978 || 1978 Bell || 1985 || 1993 || 1996 || Icing 2000 || 2001

Year   Title   Author   Publisher   Notes
1930   The Landour Community Centre Cook Book
1930 cover
[Thanks to Penny for finding and giving me a real copy]
  Mrs. R. C. Newton
1930 cover
  Reading Club of Landour Community Center.
235 pages. Plus blank pages for handwritten recipes. One copy has added about 12 receipes from 1932-1949.
  [Loose leaf; with identifed copies at the University of Oregon; and UK's Cambridge University: Manuscript hand-list under the Murray T. and Olive G. Titus family papers, Box VI]
1938   The Landour Community Centre Cook Book
[Extracts: Household Pests - Jharans and Keys
1938 Cover
  [Mrs. R. C. Newton]   The Mussoorie Book Society   [Is this the exact same or different from the 1930 version/edition? Thanks, Weldon, for a xerox copy of this. AND, then in 2013, for sending me a hardbound original 1938 edition.]
1946   The Landour Community Centre Cook Book [Cover] 1946 Cover   Mrs. Ruth E. Merian Beckdahl, revised   Mussoorie U.P. India: The Mussoorie Book Society, [1946]. 212 pages   Editors revised the manuscript and gave numbers to the recipes. 614 recipes numbered
1964   The Landour Book of International Recipes: A revised ediition of the Landour Community Center Cook Book
[Cover] [Title] [Verso] [Preface 1] [Preface 2 by Kittu Riddle] [Cook] [Meat vendor pages 127]
[Index of contributors]
  Katharine "Kittu" Parker Riddle, editor. Cover and Illustrations by "Magie" Wilson   Landour, Mussoorie, U. P. : The Librarian, Reading Club, Landour Community Center. OR Masha'l Printing Press, Kharar, Dist. Ambala, Punjab. 317 pages   Mary .O. Rice began collecting back in 1956. Not really a fourth edition, since by a different generation, daughters or daughters-in-law of the original contributors. Many numbered recipes from old cook book. With variations and suggestions added.
1969   Landour Book of International Recipes. [Lists itself as the 5th Edition]
CoverCover] [Title] [Verso] [Preface by Cleone Warner]
  Cleone Warner, revised, Chaiman, Revision Committee. "Formerly the Landour Community-Center cook-book."
LC: TX725.A1. LC: I-E-72-915490
  Jullundur City, Christian Literature Center, 1969. 317 pages 18 cm.   9 US libraries holding copies including LC, U of Hawaii, CRL, Michigan State U, Duke, Cornell, NY Pub Lib, Syracuse U, U of Utah.
The 1964 errata were used to correct spelling in 1969
1978   The Landour Book of International Recipes
      [New Delhi:] Tarang Paperbacks, a division of Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd, 1978 "First Edition". 317 pages   Listed as "First edition"
1978   The Landour Book of International Recipes
Bell Books

[Thanks, Kittu, for the xeroxes]
  Printed at Nu Tech Phololithographers, Shahdara, Delhi-32   [New Delhi:] Bell Books, Paperback division of Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd, 1978. "Second Bell Books edition, 1978". 317 pages   Listed:
"First Bell Books edition, 1978"
"Second Bell Books edition, 1978"
See back page description
1985   The Landour Book of International Recipes 1985 coverCover   Printed at Konark Press, Lakshmi Nagar, Delhi   Same as Vikas 1978. 317 pages but "Fourth edition"   ISBN: 0706927710. Listed as "Fourth edition"; Browned pages 25-46.
1993   The Landour Book of International Recipes 1993 coverCover   Printed at Rattan Enterprises, Delhi   Same as Vikas 1978. 317 pages but "Seventh Edition"   Listed as the "Seventh Edition"
1996   The Landour Book of International Recipes
[Cover] [Title] [Verso] [Back]
  Printed at Sheel Print-n-Pack, Delhi   [New Delhi:] Tarang Paperbaks, a division of Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd, 1996 reprint. 317 pages   [Listed as "rerpint" and looks like a real reprint; gives copyright to Reading Club of Landour Communty Centre]
2000   Icing on the Landour Cake: 'olde worlde' cake recipes
2000 Icing
  Ganesh Saili.
TX771 .S25 2000
ISBN: 8174361367
  New Delhi: Roli Books, 2000. [Unpaged. xvi, 24 cards with recipe on one side and old photo on the other.]   All or most recipes from the 1964 Landour recipe book, including 3 by Kittu Riddle
2001   The Landour Cookbook: Over Hundred Years of Hillside Cooking
2001 Cookbook
  Edited and Introduced by Ruskin Bond and Ganesh Saili.
ISBN 8174361634
  New Delhi: Roli Books, 2001. 256 pages   Most recipes from the 1964 Landour recipe book. pages 7-20 is Ruskin Bond's "Introduction."

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